10/31/2011 4:30 PM ET |
Filed under: Baseball
After winning his third World Series, the manager of the St. Louis Cardinals has decided to quit while he's ahead.
Tony La Russa announced his retirement on Monday morning and explained his decision during a press conference, saying:
"There isn't one [factor] that dominates [my decision]. They all just come together telling you your time is over…I'm looking forward to what's ahead. I'm ready to do something different."
The 67-year-old has done a remarkable job since joining the Cardinals in 1996. He's led the team to 9 postseasons, three pennants and two World Series victories.
After winning world championships with both the Oakland A's and Cardinals, he is now one of two baseball managers to win a world championship in the American and National leagues.
Congrats on the record breaking 33-season career and good luck in the future!
[Image via AP Images.]
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